PopMuse: Virginia News http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Protesters Attack Confederate Monuments, Topple Statue https://www.huffpost.com/entry/confederate-monuments-attacks-george-floyd_n_5ed499dac5b6efdd574582e7 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/confederate-monuments-attacks-george-floyd_n_5ed499dac5b6efdd574582e7 Mon, 01 Jun 2020 09:49:07 UTC Virginia Statues were blasted with graffiti in Mississippi, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama and the Carolinas. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Jennifer Carroll Foy Jumps Into Virginia Governor's Race, Hoping To Make History https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jennifer-carroll-foy-virginia-governor-race_n_5e626e18c5b647a5bd313b97 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jennifer-carroll-foy-virginia-governor-race_n_5e626e18c5b647a5bd313b97 Wed, 27 May 2020 10:00:34 UTC Virginia If elected, she would be the first female governor of Virginia, and the first Black female governor of any state. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Virginia governor Ralph Northam says masks save lives – then doesn't wear one https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/24/virginia-governor-ralph-northam-masks https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/24/virginia-governor-ralph-northam-masks Sun, 24 May 2020 20:39:39 UTC Associated Press in Virginia Beach at Virginia | The Guardian Democrat takes selfies at Virginia Beach OceanfrontRepublican to doctor-turned leader: ‘Physician, heal thyself’Governor Ralph Northam has repeatedly urged Virginia residents to cover their faces in public during the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday, he told reporters wearing a mask “could literally save someone else’s life”. Related: North Dakota governor on brink of tears as he decries ‘mask shaming’ Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Trump tees up controversy as he plays golf in a pandemic https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/23/trump-golf-course-coronavirus https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/23/trump-golf-course-coronavirus Sat, 23 May 2020 20:00:22 UTC Martin Pengelly in New York at Virginia | The Guardian President visits own golf club in Virginia as US coronavirus death toll approaches 100,000Coronavirus – live US updatesLive global updatesDonald Trump teed up fresh controversy on Saturday, by leaving the White House for his golf course in Virginia.Early on a fine morning in Washington DC, the president was seen by reporters “in his typical golf wear of white polo shirt and white baseball cap … before he departed the White House” for an undisclosed location. Secret Service agents accompanying the president were photographed wearing masks. Trump was not seen to cover his face. Related: America begins to unlock for summer – but is it inviting a disastrous second wave? Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Judge approves plan to retrieve telegraph on Titanic that sent distress signals https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/may/19/titanic-judge-approves-plan-retrieve-telegraph-broadcast-distress-signals https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/may/19/titanic-judge-approves-plan-retrieve-telegraph-broadcast-distress-signals Tue, 19 May 2020 16:11:12 UTC Associated Press at Virginia | The Guardian Unmanned submersible will descend nearly 2.5 miles to bottom of the ocean to get radio, believed to still be near grand staircaseA federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a salvage firm can retrieve the Marconi wireless telegraph machine that broadcast distress calls from the sinking Titanic.The order is a big win for RMS Titanic, the court-recognized salvor, or steward, of artifacts from the doomed ocean liner. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Virginia Tech Therapy Dog Gets Honorary Degree After Years Of Helping Students https://www.huffpost.com/entry/moose-therapy-dog-degree_n_5ec020f7c5b6ed11e1089d8f https://www.huffpost.com/entry/moose-therapy-dog-degree_n_5ec020f7c5b6ed11e1089d8f Sat, 16 May 2020 18:10:16 UTC Virginia Moose, an 8-year-old Labrador, is now a certified dog-tor. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ On A Tiny Chesapeake Bay Island, Fear That COVID-19 Could Deal It A Final Blow https://www.huffpost.com/entry/on-a-tiny-chesapeake-bay-island-fear-that-covid-19-could-deal-a-final-blow_n_5eb483e4c5b6c8214cf4b986 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/on-a-tiny-chesapeake-bay-island-fear-that-covid-19-could-deal-a-final-blow_n_5eb483e4c5b6c8214cf4b986 Sat, 16 May 2020 09:30:05 UTC Virginia Climate change threatens to wipe isolated Tangier Island off the map. The coronavirus pandemic adds new peril to its existence. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Virginia Restaurant To Fill Empty Seats With Mannequins Under COVID-19 Restrictions https://www.huffpost.com/entry/virginia-the-inn-at-little-washington-coronavirus-mannequin-seating_n_5ebbed61c5b6632c9bbcbf6b https://www.huffpost.com/entry/virginia-the-inn-at-little-washington-coronavirus-mannequin-seating_n_5ebbed61c5b6632c9bbcbf6b Wed, 13 May 2020 21:02:57 UTC Virginia The Inn at Little Washington will give its three-Michelin-starred dining room a "post-war party" vibe with dummies dressed in 1940s-style garb. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Coronavirus Outbreak Hits Maruchan Instant Ramen Noodle Factory In Virginia https://www.huffpost.com/entry/maruchan-ramen-coronavirus_n_5ebb56e9c5b6ae915a8bded4 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/maruchan-ramen-coronavirus_n_5ebb56e9c5b6ae915a8bded4 Wed, 13 May 2020 05:21:32 UTC Virginia The facility remains in operation after seven workers tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 'I miss math the most': life under lockdown for a seven-year-old https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/07/matt-eich-photographer-life-under-lockdown-child https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/07/matt-eich-photographer-life-under-lockdown-child Thu, 07 May 2020 05:00:25 UTC Matt Eich at Virginia | The Guardian Photographer Matt Eich talked to his youngest daughter, Meira, about being quarantined in Charlottesville, Virginia. This is what what she told himSince 11 March, I’ve been home with my wife and two daughters, Madelyn, 12, and Meira, seven. The schools here in Charlottesville closed two days later. Since then, we’ve gone out only for groceries, for walks, or playtime – there is a pocket park in our neighborhood where the kids can run in the grass, and a small patch of nearby woods. My wife and I are fortunate to have jobs we can work remotely, though the collapse of barriers between work and home life is a frequent source of strife. Everything is compressed – time, space, interactions.I have been photographing my family for as long as I can remember, but now it seems to carry a certain urgency. I’m watching my daughters grow older, taller, smarter. This would all occur normally, but our daily proximity makes it more apparent. I grow older, and more saddened by the weight of the world. I find myself thinking about how hard this must be for my kids (and children around the world), and how it will affect them long-term. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/